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SBI PO exam pattern and syllabus

SBI PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus is out. The official notification and syllabus of the State Bank of India are now available for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. The online application has started and you can apply for it now. The preliminary exam starts on December 31, 2020.

SBI PO Notification 

SBI calls for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. The selection is through two online examinations and an interview. Thus, it is time to apply for the 2136 vacancies. The number of vacancies is less compared to previous years. So, you can go through the article and get a clear idea of the SBI PO exam pattern and syllabus. This knowledge can help you in your preparations.

SBI PO – Number of Vacancies

Category  Number of Vacancies
SC 300
ST 150
OBC 540
EWS 200
GENERAL 810

SBI PO – Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification:

  • Graduation from a recognized university is the required educational qualification.
  • Final year candidates are also eligible to apply.
  • But, they have to pass the qualifying examination before December 31, 2020.
  • The candidates with the qualification of Charted Accountant can also apply.
  • The candidates with an Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) have to make sure that they have obtained the certificate before December 31, 2020.

Age Limit:

The age is calculated as of April 01, 2020. You should be born between April 02, 1990, and April 01, 1999.

Minimum Age 21 years
Maximum Age 30 years

Relaxation in the upper age limit:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PWD (SC/ ST) 15 years
PWD (OBC) 13 years
PWD (General/ EWS) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen 5 years

SBI PO – Mode of Selection

The selection is done through two online examinations and an interview. The selection is through 3 phases.

  • In phase I, you will have an Online Preliminary Examination.
  • After that, you will have an Online Main Examination.
  • Phase III consists of the Interview. This may consist of group exercises also.

SBI PO Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SBI PO Exam Pattern-

Preliminary Examination

  • This examination involves Objective type multiple choice questions
  • The total marks are 100.
  • The exam duration is 1 hour.
  • The test will have 3 sections.
  • There will be separate timing for each test.
  • There is also a penalty for the wrong answers. 1/4 th of the marks will be deducted from the obtained marks for each wrong answer.
Name of Test Number of Questions Duration
English Language 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 20 minutes
Total 100 1 hour

Main Examination

  • The main examination consists of an Objective Test and a Descriptive Test.
  • The total marks for the Objective test are 200 marks and that for the Descriptive test is 50 marks.
  • The descriptive test will be conducted immediately after the Objective test. You have to type the answers on the computer.
Objective Test:
  • There will be separate timing for each test.
  • There is also a penalty for the wrong answers. 1/4 th of the marks will be deducted from the obtained marks for each wrong answer.
Name of the Test Number Of Questions Total Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 35 60 60
Data Analysis & Interpretation 45 60 45
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35
English language 35 40 40
Total 155 200 3 hours
Descriptive Test:
  • The total duration of the test is 30 minutes.
  • This test consists of Letter writing and Essay.
  • There will be 2 questions and the total marks are in 50.

SBI PO Syllabus-

Preliminary Examination

English Language Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, Miscellaneous, Fill in the blanks, Paragraph completion, Multiple meaning, Error spotting
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification, Mixtures & Allegation, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Surds & Indices, Time & Distance, Work & Time, Mensuration, Ratio & Proportion, Data Interpretation, Percentage, Sequence & Series, Percentage, Probability, Permutation, Combination
Reasoning Ability Logical Reasoning, Direction, Ranking, Alphanumeric Series, Data Sufficiency, Alphabet Test, Coded Inequalities, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Tabulation, Input-Output, Blood relations, Coding & Decoding

Main Examination

Reasoning Syllogism, Verbal Reasoning, Circular  & Linear seating arrangement, Scheduling, Double Lineup, Blood Relations, Input-Output, Directions & Distances, Data sufficiency, Ordering, Ranking, Coding & Decoding, Course of Action, Code Inequalities, Analytical & Decision making, Critical Reasoning
Computer Aptitude Internet, Keyboard shortcuts, Memory, Computer Abbreviation, Computer Hardware, Microsoft Office, Computer Software, Networking, Computer Fundamentals, Number Systems, Logic Gates, Operating Systems
Data Analysis & Interpretation Tabular & Line graphs, Bar graph, Pie chart, Missing case DI, Radar graph, Let it case DI, Probability, Data Sufficiency, Permutation & Combination
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness Current Affairs, Financial Awareness, Static Awareness, General Knowledge, Banking & Financial Awareness
English Language Fill in the blanks, Error spotting, Para Jumbles, Sentence Improvement, Word Association, Verbal Ability, Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading Comprehension

SBI PO Application Fees

Category Application Fees
General/ EWS/ OBC Rs.750/-
SC/ ST/PWD Nil

Important Dates

Application starting date November 14, 2020
Application ending date December 04, 2020
Preliminary Examination December 31, 2020 to January 05, 2021
Main Examination January 29, 2021
Interview February/ March 2021

How to apply for SBI PO Recruitment?

You can apply through the official website of SBI through an online process.

Click here to apply online.

SBI PO Recruitment is a golden opportunity to start your career in the field of banking. The detailed SBI PO exam pattern and syllabus are provided in this article. Hope these will help you in your preparations.

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